Tuesday, December 17, 2002

A Night Of Profundity With The Clown Of God

Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Clown

Virginia was very profound this evening. Christmas goes well with Winter, she said; it's like a reward. We were sitting in the car on our way home from Tributary, our weekly radio show, when she said it. The night and the snow were blue with moonlight, the air crisp and cold; the snow fell from the trees occasional feathers, as if molting swans flew overhead. It's good to have friends like Ginny.

Radio show was unsettling a bit; I had to have a meeting unexpectedly in the middle of it for 45 minutes and so Ginny ran the show from The Biscuit Boys to Erin McKeown in the playlist below; it doesn't feel like a complete experience somehow having skipped out in the middle for so long. But according to my notes, we read Christmas stories on this our last Trubutary broadcast until after the New Year: van Allenburg's The Polar Express, De Paola's The Clown Of God, and a winter poem by Carl Sandburg from a 1976 issue of Cricket magazine. And our usual eclectic mix of folk and blues and pop 'n stuff was salted liberally with Christmas songs and the Christmas spirit.

As always, bloggernauts, this week's A Very Merry Tributary playlist follows:

Bob Dorough -- Too Much Coffee Man
Jack Johnson w/ DJ Logic -- Rodeo Clowns
Barenaked Ladies -- Grade 9
*Pete Nelson -- You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch
The Be-Bop Boys -- Serenade To A Square
Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks -- Meet me On The Corner
String Cheese Incident -- Restless Wind
Some blues song from the Pumayo World Music Christmas Sampler for which I have lost the booklet
Dar Williams -- The Christians and the Pagans
Cassandra Wilson -- Darkness On The Delta
*Mark Erelli -- This Ain't No Time Of Year To Be Alone
Biscuit Boys -- El Cumberchero
String Cheese Incident -- Drifting
They Might Be Giants -- Fibber Island
The Muppets -- The 12 Days of Christmas
Eddie From Ohio -- Quick
Phish -- some live song from
A Live One that Ginny can't remember
Moxy Fruvous -- Horseshoes
Les Claypool's Frog Brigade -- Locomotive Breath
Erin McKeown -- The Little Cowboy
Donna The Buffalo -- Seems To Want To Hurt This Time
*Louise Taylor -- Let's Make A Baby King
Shawn Colvin -- Christmas Time Is Here
John Gorka -- Christmas Bells
*Waters, Moore & Arbo -- Nowell Sing We

Starred entries are from Wonderland, a sampler of local artists on local label Signature Sounds. As their website promises, in the spirit of the season, partial proceeds from the sale of this album will benefit the Food Bank Of Western Massachusetts. Support your local community and your local artists, feed the hungry, and please your ears all at once -- Order it today!

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